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him go Deiore. JLC was pretty mil, auu an n/» luiu-iooa flocked round us: we walked with a train at our heels, like two chairmen going to fight; but they were extremely civil, and did not crowd him, or say the least impertinence —I think he grows popular already! The other day he got it asked, whether he should be received if he went to Carleton House ?—no, truly I—but yesterday morning Lord Baltimore1 came to soften it a little; that his Eoyal Highness did not refuse to see him, but that now the Court was out of town, and he had no Drawing-room, he did not see anybody.
They have given Mrs. Pulteney an admirable name, and one that is likely to stick by her—instead of Lady Bath, they call her the wife of Bath2. Don't you figure her squabbling at the gate with St. Peter for a halfpenny ?
Gibber has published a little pamphlet3 against Pope, which has a great deal of spirit, and, from some circumstances, will notably vex him. I will send it to you by the first opportunity, with a new pamphlet, said to be Dodington's, called A Comparison of the Old and New Ministry, it is much liked. I have not forgot your magazines, but will send them and these pamphlets together. Adieu ! I am at the end of my tell.
P.S. Lord Edgcumbe is just made Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall, at which the Lord of Bath looks sour. He said, yesterday, that the King would give orders for several other considerable alterations; but he gave no orders, except for this, which was not asked by that Earl.
LETTBE 90.—1 Lord of the Bedchamber to the Prince, Walpole.
2 In allusion to the old ballad. Walpole.—Anna Maria, daughter of John Gumley, of Isle-worth ; m. (1714) William Pulteney, afterwards Earl of Bath; d. 1758.
3 A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope. In consequence of this letter Pope substituted Gibber for Theobald as hero of the fourth book of the Dunciad. published in October, 1742.